2012 Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists Conference Program

July 9–10, 2012

RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

Note: Schedule is preliminary and subject to change.


Monday, July 9

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks and Introductions

Nicole Maestas, Director, RAND Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Elissa Epel, University of California, San Francisco

Cell Aging in Context: Psychosocial, behavioral, and early life determinants of telomere maintenance

Telomeres, Telomerase, Stress, and Aging

Stress exposure in intrauterine life is associated with shorter telomere length in young adulthood

Telomeres in a Life-Span Perspective: A New ''Psychobiomarker''?

Note: These are not RAND documents.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

David Barker, University of Southampton

The Developmental Origins of Lifespan

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Steve Cole, University of California, Los Angeles

4:30 p.m.

Adjourn

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Reception and Dinner at the Huntley Hotel

Tuesday, July 10

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Nicole Maestas, RAND

Constructing Successful NIH Proposals

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Andrew Saykin, Indiana University

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Judith Campisi, Buck Institute for Research on Aging/ Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Rose Anne Kenny, Trinity College Dublin

4:30 p.m.

Adjourn